In the Building Construction module, students construct a scale model of a storage shed, starting with framing a side wall and progressing through framing and sheathing the back wall, window wall, and door wall. The students then assemble the walls and install trusses, soffits, fascias, and roof decking. Along the way, students learn useful and valuable information about the tools of the trade, hazards and safety precautions, building materials, lumber grades, construction drawings, material estimates, roof and truss types, and the different careers related to building construction.

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Activities

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Standards

  • Math/Measure
  • Science
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading
  • Module Equipment Includes

    Student Workbook, Instructor's Manual, Installation CD, Building Construction Workstation, Pre-Cut Building Kits (4), Framing Templates, Tool Kit, Headphones

    Part # and Description

    BCNST Building Construction - Complete with 4 Kits

    Requirements

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    Curriculum Specifications

    The student workbook contains concise hands-on procedures, illustrations, and photographs to reinforce the multimedia content. DEPCO Studio is an effective curriculum delivery system that uses the power of the computer to deliver educational content. By using interesting digital videos, full-color animations, professional quality narrations, challenging interactions, relevant photographs, and computer-aided instruction (CAI), DEPCO has modernized the way subject matter is taught. Curriculum consists of 15 units: 10 basic activity days with Pre-Test, Post-Test, and Activity Review Questions, and 5 enrichment activities that include vocabulary reinforcement, problem solving, open-ended challenges, careers, and internet activities. An instructor's section includes lesson plan outlines, installation instructions, and answer keys.